We don't usually think of pencil shavings as final works of art. But one artist has elevated the humble wooden remnants into creative light fixtures that curl from your ceiling. Based in Japan, Nanako Kume has created a line of chandeliers that resemble giant pencil shavings.
Each piece is executed with precise and minimalist craftsmanship. In most cases, a single wooden shaving compromises the entire design—wrapping around the light source and extending further down in mesmerizing loops. Not only do these sculptural works echo a playful nostalgia for drawing with colored pencils, but they also remark on the beauty of something that is normally tossed away.
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Artist Nanako Kume created a unique wood chandelier inspired by pencil shavings.
Each pendant light looks like a giant wooden shaving from a pencil.
Kume creates these light fixtures with a custom large-scale pencil sharpener.
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